Dave and Amy Carson with their daughter at Bangor Christian Schools in Maine. The Carsons are one of three families that sued Maine over a program that bans families from an otherwise generally available student-aid program if they choose to send their children to schools that teach religion. The Blaine
Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child by Betsy DeVos Center Street, 2022, $29; 304 pages. As reviewed by Paul E. Peterson With much the same characters and plot lines as The Brothers Karamazov, though absent its gripping prose, Hostages No More
Anyone wishing to know George Orwell better need only leaf through the masterpieces of literature he left behind. The plight of poverty exposed in Down and Out in Paris and London was his own; his contempt for communism saw the Russian Revolution turned into a barnyard drama in Animal Farm;
When were music festivals first held? Well before the invention of the electric guitar! The first known music festival was the Pythian Games, a precursor of the Olympics, which was held from the late sixth century BC at the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi. A general celebration of all things
A senior writer and national correspondent at The 74, Beth Hawkins, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the ramifications of the Minneapolis teacher strike, which ended in March 2022. “Minneapolis Teacher Strike Lasted 3 Weeks. The Fallout Will Be Felt for Years,” by Hawkins is available now at The 74.
20 June 451 At the battle of Châlons, in what is now France, Roman general Aetius inflicts the first defeat on Attila the Hun. 20 June 1631: Algerian pirates sack an Irish village Corsairs attack Baltimore, on Ireland’s south-west coast, and kidnap 100 people The corsairs struck at two o’clock
In our latest everything you wanted to know episode, Dr John Jacob Woolf answers listener questions on Edwardian Britain. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he touches on subjects ranging from suffrage, labour movements, empire and international relations, to leisure time, childhood and roller-skating. https://media.immediate.co.uk/volatile/sites/7/2022/06/EdwardiansEverything-b1b0c63.mp3 Journal of Human Hypertension Ad. Use PAYONEER
What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth – short for ‘June nineteenth’ – is a celebration marking the moment in 1865 when enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, found out they were freed – more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. It is also known as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence